In the framework of the 2010 Commission Communication on tourism COM(2010)352, the European Commission (EC) has announced the intention to propose a charter for sustainable and responsible tourism. The purpose of the Charter is to encourage sustainable and responsible tourism policies and actions across Europe, by providing a common reference point for all stakeholders in tourism. The Commission has elaborated the first draft of the text. The EC intention now is to consult public and private tourism stakeholders at a larger scale on the draft text of the Charter in order to collect their views and ideas on the text itself as well as on the best ways for its adoption, implementation and monitoring. The stakeholders consultation is open till 20 April 2012.